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Cyber Censorship in Asia

Cyber Censorship in Asia

APF Canada President and CEO Stewart Beck joins the Foundation's Perspectives Asia Program Manager, Dr. Sreyoshi Dey, in a discussion about rising censorship in Asia – both of the internet and social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and, more recently, Clubhouse.

In Asia Watch, Sreyoshi has written about how Myanmar and India are ramping up the censorship of cyberspace, and what this means for social justice and protest movements on the ground in those countries.

Taking a deeper dive into the issue of cyber censorship across Asia, this episode of Asia Watch: Beyond the Headlines focuses on the wider use of internet and social media shutdowns as a political tool, and the implications for communication, education, health, and the free and open dissemination of information.